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prisoner

noun
 
 
/ˈprɪzər/
B1 [C] someone who is being kept in prison as a punishment, or because they have been caught by an enemyPeople held in prison
hold/keep/take sb prisoner to catch someone and guard them so that they cannot escape →  See also political prisoner Putting people in prison
Translations of “prisoner”
in Korean 죄수, 수감자…
in Arabic سَجين…
in Portuguese prisioneiro, -a, presidiário…
in Catalan presoner, -a…
in Japanese 囚人, 捕虜…
in Italian prigioniero, -a…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯人,囚犯…
in Russian заключенный, военнопленный…
in Turkish mahkûm, hükümlü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯人,囚犯…
in Polish więzień, więźniarka…
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